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The Courtyard

Bar, Cafe, Pub
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2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
01799 522892
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Last Minute Lunch

At the last minute and friend and I decide to have a bite to eat in Saffron Walden. We choose the Courtyard. Our order was taken quickly, we went for sandwiches. They arrived quickly. Mine was tuna which was huge and clearly freshly made. I liked the Belvoir Ginger Beer. We were both so full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

At the last minute and friend and I decide to have a bite to eat in Saffron Walden. We choose the Courtyard. Our order was taken quickly, we went for sandwiches. They arrived quickly. Mine was tuna which was huge and clearly freshly made. I liked the Belvoir Ginger Beer. We were both so full we could not manage a... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There were six of us, one was disabled and one had difficulty due to age.We were soon made comfortable very close to the door. From there on, we felt like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff. In the background the kitchen staff made an excellent job of the food that we had. 1st class everyone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My son got his GCSE results today so we all went the Courtyard in Saffron Walden for lunch under new owners Tiptree. My wife ordered scampi and was given very greasy cod dijons that looked like they came from a poor quality pub meal. My son ordered a toasted bacon and brie sandwich. It came up cold and he could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited this lovely little café/restaurant/coffee shop & Tiptree outlet last Sunday. We ate their delicious ham, egg and chunky chips, coffee, tea and a slice of Victoria sponge cake, all of which was excellent. We were served quickly and efficiently by the staff. Also we purchased some of the lovely Tiptree goods. Although the selection of jams and sauces... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A spacious and friendly café. Light and clean. Caters well for families and children also a place to spend time with friends over coffee and cake. Lovely homemade cakes sandwiches and quiches. Could have done with going back to try more of the tempting menu. And of course all the Tiptree quality jams and chutneys, lovely!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been to the tea room at Tiptree which is very busy (often queues) so were drawn into this place. The front of house staff were nonchalant - there is a "please wait to be seated" sign which we stood by (being British) then had to check if one of the 20 tables were free. The first 3 we sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very friendly cafe with attentive and helpful staff - nothing was too much trouble. I had my favourite cheese scone - delicious as always - nicely warm with grated mature cheddar on the side - my idea of heaven ! I have also had Eggs Benedict and cake - not on the same day !! Well worth a visit... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had lunch in the Courtyard Tea Rooms Saffron Walden whilst visiting this interesting town for the day. Very helpful staff who made us feel welcome and valued as customers. A good variety of lunches including jacket potatoes, sandwiches and cakes. Tucked away off passageways near to the main square it was a good find and a place we will... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We sat outside on a very sunny day. My mature cheddar ploughman's was fantastic. All the food is locally sourced and tasted great, all the staff were friendly. As for other reviews mentioning the price the quality of the food easily out weighed the cost. We will be returning.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

When visiting Saffron Walden you will pass beside the place on your way from the city car park towards the city centre. We had lunch at this place, the quality, quantity and taste of our sandwiches and soup was good and fresh, the also sell some rather rare english ales. The price of all this was rather high for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: 01799 522892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?